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Caproni Ca.311 by MiGpilot25 Caproni Ca.311 by MiGpilot25
This is Italeri's 1/72 scale Caproni Ca.311 bomber. I finished it two nights ago. This is probably the first time I've ever built a model but didn't really know the history of the plane. All I know for sure was the Caproni here was obsolete almost as soon as the war began. It saw action in North Africa as a conventional bomber and was used as a dive bomber in Russia. After that it was relegated to transport duties. I'm not sure where this one was stationed, Italeri's instructions only give you paint schemes but doesn't give any locations.
All in all it's a pretty good kit. Considering it's small size it's loaded with interior, is easy to assemble and I can't praise Italeri's decals enough. They're immensely strong and once they're on they stick! My only complaint is the panel lines are raised instead of recessed so the model had to be weathered partly with an airbrush.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Royal Air Force almost bought some of these Capronis, just before the war (WW2) started.
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really I didn't know that. It doesn't sound like it was a very good plane though.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have read that the Norwegians actually bought several and were totally disappointed. The Capronis had a habit of catching on fire!
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Norwegians or the Swedes?

The Italians used it as a dive bombers but it was shot down in droves.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 It was the Swedes. There was an article in Air Enthusiast magazine.
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Ahrenim Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh nice model! Italian planes are unkonown in general
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! This was the first Italian airplane I ever made! I'm planning on building a Cr42 next.
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XenixIllustration Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Looks great!
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Great work on it, especially the underside! not sure why or if it is the paint but the first picture at the top, the upper part of the plane looks dusty.
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It from pastels, I use pastels to simulate burn marks and exhaust stains but it turned out a bit heavy handed this times, they didn't want to blend.
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Dark-Raven42 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's just great!!
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Dark-Raven42 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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VirlandoPF Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :)
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Were-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   Writer
With the 'Sand and Spinach' camouflage pattern, I'd say it's most likely somewhere in the North African desert. Outside of Russia, that was the main area where the Italians were fighting.
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MiGpilot25 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not necessarily. The Regia Aeronautica played a small part in the battle of Britain and their aircraft wore the sand and spinach camo there. Then there's also Malta were they had the same paint scheme as well.
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